The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and June 27. For each night, Holt will anchor the first hour, where he’ll be joined by Savannah Guthrie of Today show and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The second hour will feature MSNBC opinion host Rachel Maddow and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd.
NBC’s morning TV franchise has become adept at leveraging the network’s coverage of the Olympic Games. Every two years viewers can count on emotional athletes and their families and friends stopping by the remote set of the program on the Olympics site to share the glory. There is more on the line than usual this year due to a wrenching change Today went through Nov. 28, when longtime co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired over his alleged sexually inappropriate behavior with an employee.
Five TV broadcasters — Savannah Guthrie, Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, Bret Baier and Gayle King — swap stories about when guests lie to your face, Megyn Kelly joins your network and the importance of accurate reporting: “I’m not sure there always are two sides to every story.”
After the dramatic departure of Tamron Hall from Today, TV insiders are buzzing that Megyn Kelly could next unseat Savannah Guthrie as the star co-anchor with Matt Lauer. Multiple sources say that Kelly is likely to take the lead role with Lauer when she starts in September. Guthrie, who recently signed a new long-term deal with Today, could be bumped to another role or even take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot
Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie has signed a new multi-year deal to extend her stay at Today for multiple years. There is some speculation her new contract puts her paycheck closer to that of the $20 million a year her co-host Matt Lauer is getting in his new deal.
Savannah Guthrie of the Today show, who is 44, announced yesterday that she was pregnant with her second child and will not go to Rio de Janeiro this summer for Olympics coverage because of concern over the Zika virus. The network said she is one of a “small handful” of NBC employees who will forego the trip, but did not specify what it meant by a “small handful.” Guthrie is the first employee to drop out of the trip to identify herself publicly.